BRISBANE’S SECRET ROOFTOP GARDEN REVEALED!
THE STOCK EXCHANGE HOTEL was unveiled to media and VIP guests under the disguise of a “secret rooftop garden” party on Thursday night, October 2.
Sydney’s well-known Riversdale Group acquired The Stock Exchange in 2013, with grand visions to revamp and recreate a space where Brisbane’s young professional crowd could savour, relax and enjoy good vibes in an inner city location.
The Riverdale Group, which is co-owned by entrepreneurial heavyweights John Singleton, Mark Carnegie, Geoff Dixon and Allan Johnston, is known for its already strong portfolio of pubs and hotels in Sydney’s top locations including Surry Hills, Newtown and the CBD.
In Queensland, the Stock Exchange is the third venue to join the Riversdale Group’s growing list of acquisitions, sitting alongside The Elephant Hotel and Greaser Bar, both in Fortitude Valley.
Riversdale Group CEO Andrew Gibbs said the new look “Stockie” was designed to take Brisbane on a journey down memory lane; drawing on the venue’s 150-year of history, quality food and premium pub beverages.
“We have given the entire venue a makeover, moving it away from its old gaming focus and nightclub feel to encourage more refined bistro style dining, a relaxed pub culture and sunset cocktails on the rooftop,” Andrew said.
“The new look will appeal more to inner city corporates by day and into the early evening, as well as entice the younger crowd to party late into the night and at the weekends,” he said.
“We are very proud of what we have created and hope that Brisbane embraces the Stock Exchange, bringing it back to it’s old glory.”
Last Thursday, October 2, the Rooftop Garden Bar played host to springtime soiree in the form of a “Secret Rooftop Garden” party, welcoming more than 300 movers and shakers to the inner city oasis to officially launch the renovated venue.
The hidden rooftop oasis, filled with flower baskets, lush greenery and festoon lighting, is centered on an impressive cocktail bar serving up fresh pressed juices and boutique ingredients – mixed, shaken or stirred into your cocktail of choice.
Yet, this is just one section of the Stock Exchange Hotel.
A new entrance at street level welcomes CBD workers and passers-by to stop in for a schooner, unwind and watch the world go by amidst a character filled public bar, reclaiming a space that was once hidden by TAB facilities.
Patrons can also feast on gourmet pub grub from Stockie Kitchen, tastefully furnished with designer bistro décor, bespoke wallpaper and beveled glass chandeliers.
General manager Brett Gibson, who hails from Paddington’s Iceworks hotel, has been recently appointed and says he is nothing but thrilled to be bringing the old Stockie back into conversation.
“The new Stockie is set to become the centrepoint for Brisbane CBD corporates, foodies and late night crowds alike, as it really carters for all ages and tastes,” Brett said.
“It is such an iconic venue and I’m most excited about returning it to its former glory, as the CBD’s local watering hole,” he said.
“We are working really hard to give the people what they want, so expect bigger and better events, awesome weekend promotions and quality food and beverages.”
The Stock Exchange is now open for business and gearing up for a few big months ahead, as events and functions fill the calendar into spring and summer.
For more information or bookings enquiries, phone the Stock Exchange Hotel or visit http://www.theexchange.com.au/.
Upcoming Events –
- Melbourne Cup at Stock Exchange Hotel
- Sundays at Stock Exchange Hotel
- Christmas Functions at Stock Exchange Hotel